Empire Of The Passions
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Tatsuya Fuji (In the Realm of the Senses) stars as a soldier whoconspires with his lover to murder her elderly husband. Three years later his ghost appears, but the threat of discovery rekindles the murderers' illicit passion. Sensual and visually rich, this won Oshima Best Director at Cannes (and was nominated for the Golden Palm) and remains one of his most accessible and entertaining works. Overshadowed at the time of release by its more sensationalistic predecessor, the film is due for rediscovery.